That's faster wage growth than we are seeing in the private sector. And it all boils down to the same issue: we don't owe these people above-market wage jobs. It is insane social policy to 'help the poor' by paying a tiny subsection of the population more than they are worth, paid for in part by taxes on those poor people. But of course, you seem comfortable with the fact that we're taxing people who make $20,000 a year to pay 'a fair wage' of $50k for unskilled, unproductive work. I do not see what is fair, or just in that arrangement.